Oct 1, 2009
Tesla Motors knows how to keep media attention focused on them. They’re always giving out little tidbits of information that keep us talking. In that vein, the company posted an update on their blog about how they’ll be using the DOE loan money they received this year and revealed that the Model S drivetrain will be used for three different future Tesla models: an electric minivan, an electric crossover-utility vehicle and an electric utility van for fleets.
As far as the government money goes, it will be allocated to two projects. The first will be the complete production and assembly of the Model S in the U.S. The second is a California facility that will manufacture EV drivetrain components for other carmakers in order to help them get EV models on their lots.
We’ll let you know more about these new models and which automakers will be using their drivetrain as soon as there’s any more information.